Apparently, Senate minority leader just can’t believe that anyone in New York City might have actually supported President Donald Trump. In fact, hearing such a thing actually sent him into a fit of shock and rage recently.
On Sunday night Schumer was having dinner with some friends when he ran into former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano Jr. Califano served in President Jimmy Carter’s cabinet and was a domestic policy advisor to President Lyndon Johnson and is a well-known and respected Democrat. Califano had just finished having dinner with his Wife, Hilary, when the couple ran into their Senator and after a moment of polite conversation things took a turn for the worse.
Califano praised Schumer’s work on the healthcare issue and then as they turned to leave mentioned that his wife had voted for President Trump. It was at this point that Schumer reportedly lost his call and yelled, “She voted for Trump!” Schumer then followed the couple outside where he continued to yell, “How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!”
One eyewitness told PageSix that:
One witness said of the restaurant rant, “They are a highly respected couple, and Schumer made a scene, yelling, ‘She voted for Trump!’ The Califanos left the restaurant, but Schumer followed them outside.” On the sidewalk, Schumer carried on with his fantastical filibuster: “ ‘How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!’ He kept repeating, ‘He’s a liar!’ ”
Hilary confirmed the confrontation, telling Page Six, “Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.”
A spokesman for Schumer’s office said that there was no dramatic confrontation, “[He] and his wife ate at the café on Sunday, engaging in unremarkable conversation with patrons who approached their table. There were no heated exchanges with anyone.”
You’re going to have to make the decision who to believe as this seems to be a severe case of “he said, she said,” with the Democrat Senator feigning responsibility and acting as if nothing actually occurred. However, for those of us who have spent any time watching Senator Schumer, we’re well aware that he’s a practiced liar who enjoys belittling those with whom he disagrees.